Leaders in healthcare, education sectors encourage people to vote

Published: Nov. 5, 2018 at 9:47 PM CST
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Healthcare and education are two topics that have shown up frequently across the campaign trail over the past few months.

Monday, Eyewitness News dove deeper into what leaders in both of these key sectors are doing to try to get people to the polls.

The Haysville school district Tuesday is letting schools out about noon so teachers and students old enough to do so, can vote.

Haysville High School students say teachers have encouraged them to learn about the candidates and to be informed voters.

In the healthcare sector, the CEO of Grace Med Health Center says 17,000 of its patients are uninsured.

Grace Med CEO David Sanford says Medicaid expansion is its No. 1 priority. While the center has not told its employees who to vote for, it sent newsletters and emails to help employees understand which candidates support issues important to the organization.

"The issues that we're concerned about would be healthcare for everyone," Sanford says. "I don't necessarily mean universal healthcare, but making sure that no matter who you work for, you have access to some type of a health insurance product, where you and your family are covered."